Occupational Safety & Health

Our occupational safety and health practitioners have intimate knowledge of the laws that govern workplace safety. Our experience with the statutes and the enforcement agencies that regulate workplace health and safety allows us to properly advise and defend clients across industries on US federal and state law compliance. Our key relationships with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) personnel at the national, regional, and area offices foster collaboration in connection with voluntary programs and industry initiatives.

Clients facing workplace health and safety challenges look to us for counsel and representation. We work to avoid costly litigation and resolve diverse issues such as:

  • Health and safety citations that involve OSHA, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), and state agencies
  • Compliance audits
  • Governmental and health and safety inspections
  • Federal and state whistleblower and retaliation claims
  • Investigations and litigation of alleged criminal OSHA violations brought by the US Department of Justice
  • OSHA compliance in corporate acquisitions and foreclosures

Our team includes a former high-level US Department of Labor (DOL) official who served as both deputy solicitor and acting assistant secretary of labor for OSHA. He held key roles in DOL enforcement programs as well as policy and regulatory initiatives and compliance programs.

In addition to counseling and litigating on OSHA-related matters, we contribute a multidisciplinary perspective on the sophisticated occupational health and safety issues that often intersect with employment, tort, insurance, workers’ compensation, environmental, criminal, and transactional law.